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  Emmylou Harris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is a country music singer-songwriter and musician from Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Harris graduated from high school as class valedictorian and won a drama scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Harris is set to release All the Roadrunning, an album of collaborations with former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler on April 24th, 2006 (April 25th in USA).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Emmylou_Harris   (1753 words)

  
 divastation: emmylou harris
emmylou harris was born on 2 april 1947 in birmingham, alabama.
in 1971, harris met chris hillman, who introduced her to gram parsons—both of whom were involved with the flying burrito brothers, a musical outfit known for exposing rock & roll audiences to a country & western sensibility.
harris' music straddled the line that separates folk and country music and, while the former tends to be a bit more liberal, the later tends to tolerate women only in the role of crowd-pleasing frontwoman.
www.divastation.com /emmylou_harris/eharris_bio.html   (1434 words)

  
 Emmylou Harris Discography -- Slipcue.Com Guide To Hick Music
Regardless of where you stand on the aesthetics of Emmylou, her role as a major influence on both the alt-country and neo-traditionalist scenes is profound and undeniable.
Emmylou's first solo album was a revelation -- at the time people talked about her music as "country rock", but really what's notable is how she was hearkening back to the glory days of the country heart song.
Old-school Emmylou fans have never been fond of this album, coming as it did, plunk in the middle of her peak country-rock years with the Hot Band, when she was quite simply on fire.
www.slipcue.com /music/country/countryartists/emmylou.html   (1548 words)

  
 Emmylou Harris
Harris was born on April 2, 1947 to a military family stationed in Birmingham, Alabama.
Soon, Harris was performing in a duo with fellow UNC student Mike Williams, eventually quitting school to move to New York, only to find the city's folk music community dying out in the wake of the psychedelic era.
Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt had first toyed with the idea of recording an album together as far back as 1977, only to watch the project falter in light of touring commitments and other red tape.
www.alamhof.org /harrisel.htm   (1309 words)

  
 Emmylou Harris News
Emmylou Harris endures as a dream duet partner, a role that stretches from her early collaborations with Gram Parsons and Rodney Crowell to understated tours with alt-country hero Buddy Miller.
Emmylou Harris is proud to have music on the 'Brokeback Mountain' soundtrack, but she really wants country fans to hear another song recorded for the film.
Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris aren't claiming they set any precedents for speed in recording their new duets album, All the Roadrunning.
www.topix.net /who/emmylou-harris   (633 words)

  
 AskMen.com - Emmylou Harris
For almost 30 years, Emmylou Harris has burned up the country music and folk scene, establishing a legacy that will be hard to match.
Harris' longevity, however, ensures her a spot amongst musical legends of all genres; she has brought home Grammys in four consecutive decades.
Emmylou Harris was born on April 2nd, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama.
www.askmen.com /women/singer_150/198_emmylou_harris.html   (444 words)

  
 Emmylou Harris a one-woman music foundation by Seth Rogovoy
Aided and abetted by Spyboy, her startingly inventive, electric trio, Harris -- nominally a country singer -- brought her classic, rootsy sound into the '90s, giving it a post-modern twist equipped with enough dash and rhythmic complexity to build a bridge to reach well into the 21st century.
Harris is typically thought of as a country singer with deep gospel and bluegrass leanings, and indeed she paid tribute to those roots on Saturday night with a number of songs from her back catalog.
Rather, Harris used her spectacular instrument as a musician, playing her voice with its spectacular range and variety of color and tone.
www.berkshireweb.com /rogovoy/concerts/harris.html   (671 words)

  
 Farm Aid: Farm Aid 2005 Emmylou Harris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Harris was awarded her tenth Grammy (of eleven total), that she revealed herself to also be a gifted songwriter.
Emmylou also supports the Nashville Humane Association, for whom she serves as a foster mother to dogs, helping them find loving and compatible permanent, adoptive homes.
The span of Emmylou's extraordinary career is reflected on her most recent album, a retrospective titled Heartaches and Highways: The Very Best of Emmylou Harris, which released in July 2005.
www.farmaid.org /site/PageServer?pagename=concert_EmmylouHarris   (234 words)

  
 Metroactive Music | Emmylou Harris
Harris may be the last great pre-Garth country traditionalist, but her background and instincts have always drawn her to newer rock edges.
But Emmylou's imminent calling is hip-hop's cutting edge, where she's needed by the country boys of "hick-hop" and the soft boys of "emo-rap." I'm surprised she didn't guest on Bubba Sparxxx's 2004 rap hit Deliverance in the first place.
Harris would give a poignant boost to Bubba's sad and restless "She Tried," where a fiddle loop rides a sparse clippity-clop beat into classic country regret.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/11.09.05/harris-0545.html   (692 words)

  
 Salon Brilliant Careers | Emmylou Harris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Harris' real talent -- only fully revealed in the past five years -- has been her ability to thoroughly reinvent herself while remaining true to her original sensibility.
Harris was born on April 2, 1947, in Birmingham, Ala., but grew up as an Army brat in the Washington suburbs.
For those out of touch with her since 1980, the new voice -- light as a feather, rough as sandpaper, a razor-edged break between her lower and upper registers -- was as shocking as the harshly grainy cover photo.
www.salon.com /people/bc/1999/10/21/harris/?CP=YAH&DN=110   (1160 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Wrecking Ball: Music: Emmylou Harris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emmylou Harris's formula has been to match a crack crew of left-of-center country players with an assortment of tasteful tunes and head into the studio with a nonintrusive producer.
But, what I enjoy most about Emmylou Harris is that she is not afraid to take chances and this recording is a major departure from her previous work.
Emmylou Harris has been around for a long time and I defenitely get a sense of her musical wisdom through Wrecking Ball.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002HKI?v=glance   (1432 words)

  
 Emmylou Harris @ Filmbug
Emmylou Harris is a country music singer, songwriter and musician from Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Harris graduated high school as class valedictorian and won a dramatic scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Harris, who lived for a brief time on her own with her newborn daughter Hallie in Nashville, Tennessee, was forced, after struggling financially, to move back in with her parents, who were now living in Washington, D.C..
www.filmbug.com /db/1235   (763 words)

  
 Emmylou Harris- Red Dirt Girl
The new album is produced by Malcolm Burn, who previously worked with Harris engineering and mixing "Wrecking Ball", and features Buddy Miller on lead guitar; Daryl Johnson on bass and drums; Malcolm Burn on piano, guitar, and bass; and Ethan Johns on drums, guitar, and other miscellaneous instruments.
Harris has written all but one of "Red Dirt Girl"'s 12 tracks, marking only the second time in her career that she has been so involved in the composition of an album.
When BILLBOARD honored Emmylou Harris with its prestigious "Century Award" last year, editor Timothy White praised the musician as a "truly venturesome, genre-transcending pathfinder." The aim of the award "is to acknowledge the uncommon excellence of an artist's still unfolding body of work."
www.emmylou.net /reddirtgirl.html   (2030 words)

  
 BBC - BBC Four Music - Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris's beautiful voice has made her the queen of country music for over 30 years.
Following the tragic early death of her mentor, the cult singer Gram Parsons, Emmylou brought his unique vision of country with rock'n'roll attitude to the mainstream.
From a Deeper Well charts Emmylou Harris' development into one of country's biggest stars and her subsequent move in a more 'alternative' direction.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcfour/music/features/emmylou-harris.shtml   (198 words)

  
 Emmylou Harris Discography (p.2) -- Slipcue.Com Guide To Hick Music
Emmylou's producer on this disc is Richard Bennett, and along with Paul Kennerly (who plays guitar on a few tunes...) he seems to add a pretty rock'n'roll flavor to most of the proceedings.
It's interesting that Emmylou -- who built her career around picking simple, beautiful country love songs and infusing them with emotional power through her voice alone -- has come to a point in life where her own artistic vision is so profoundly spiritual and complex that it can only be accomodated with muted, quiet reserve.
Harris herself, and the album has a thematic cohesion that sets it apart from her usual, run-of-the-mill fabulous country discs.
www.slipcue.com /music/country/countryartists/emmylou_02.html   (2775 words)

  
 Emmylou Harris
I was actually the one to inform Harris that it would be playing on North Carolina public television the night before her MerleFest appearance, and her voice immediately picked up a notch.
When she's at home, Emmylou Harris spends the bulk of her time, well, playing or writing or listening to music.
Harris isn't real big on the state of radio these days, especially the lack of variety on country radio.
www.penduluminc.com /MM/articles/emmylou.html   (2003 words)

  
 Great American Country - Emmylou Harris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emmylou was born in Birmingham, AL, and grew up near Washington, DC.
Emmylou has achieved seven no. 1 and 27 top 10 hits, including, "If I Could Only Win Your Love," "Together Again," "Sweet Dreams," "Making Believe," "To Daddy," "Heartbreak Hill," and "Heaven Only Knows." She's earned 6 Grammys, 8 gold albums, and her 1987 Trio album with Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton is Platinum-plus.
With that enormous legacy, Emmylou is still firmly focused on the future, and making great music that continues to touch people.
www.countrystars.com /artists/emmylou.html   (310 words)

  
 Emmylou Harris & Buddy Miller - A&L News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emmylou Harris has been hailed as a major figure in several of America’s most important musical movements of the past three decades.
Both critics and fans have lauded Harris’ contributions to country-rock, the bluegrass revival, folk music, and the Americana movement, and in recent years she also has carved out a sound that is uniquely her own.
Today, Emmylou Harris is regarded as a key figure in a movement that united rock audiences with country traditionalists.
www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu /pr/harris.asp   (746 words)

  
 Blogcritics.org: StarPolish Interview With Emmylou Harris
Harris was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1947, and grew up an Army brat first in North Carolina, then later in the suburbs outside Washington, D.C. Her grandfather purchased her first guitar — an old Kay acoustic — for her when she was 16, spurring her to practice diligently.
Throughout the 1980s Harris recorded constantly, winning accolades for albums such as Roses in the Snow in 1980, and the popular Trio album she recorded in 1987 with friends and musical partners Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.
HARRIS: I kind of felt that I had to do it after Wrecking Ball, because Wrecking Ball was such an epiphany and a resurgence of creative energy for me. And I felt so energized by it that I wanted to go back to that sound, to that place.
blogcritics.org /archives/2004/02/04/084335.php   (3126 words)

  
 Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, 1970-1972
Parsons, Harris, Tashian and the three Presley musicians formed the core of the band on GP (Reprise, 1973), though several other musicians also appear, including post-Parsons Flying Burrito Brothers Al Perkins, Byron Berline and Alan Munde.
He had managed to hire such great musicians that they needed little guidance from him: Emmylou Harris mostly worked out her own harmonies by ear, and Hardin and the band arranged most of the tracks spontaneously.
Emmylou Harris's crystalline harmonies perfectly complemented the heartfelt but sometimes wobbly tenor of Parsons.
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 Amazon.com: Red Dirt Girl: Music: Emmylou Harris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
11 of the 12 songs on "Red Dirt Girl" are by Harris, and they capture a range of emotions, from the dark and the loving to a sense of loss that is carried through so poingnantly with her voice (which I feel has gotten better with age, thank you very much).
Harris reflects on loss, transition and loneliness, and the instrumentation compliments her to a T. The while album starts off strong with "The Pearl," the standout tracks (for me) come towards the end -- with the beautiful closing trio of "Hour of Gold," "My Antonia" and the sad but funny "Boy from Tupelo."
It's pretty clear that Emmylou Harris (EH) was trying to repeat the ethereal atmosphere of the previous "Wrecking Ball" (an astonishing album).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004WZOJ?v=glance   (1499 words)

  
 Interview: Emmylou Harris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For the last quarter of century, the name of Emmylou Harris has stood for quality, graciousness and dignity in country music.
Harris will bring her legendary live show to Indianapolis on May 5 at the Vogue.
Last week, Harris talked with NUVO music editor Steve Hammer about the album, her tour and her opinion on the state of current country music.
www.nuvo.net /hammer/int/eharris.html   (1172 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Stumble Into Grace: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stumble into Grace is a sublime affirmation of all the qualities that have made Emmylou Harris the pre-eminent American songstress of her generation.
By the time the listener reaches the extraordinary "Lost unto This World"--surely a spark of the divine in musical form--it will have become abundantly clear that after more than three decades in the business Emmylou Harris is now making some of the finest music of her career.
I just hope that for her next venture Emmylou Harris returns to the more organic and subtle approach of Daniel Lanois who did such a wonderful job producing Ms Harris' last two masterpieces.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000AKNEN   (1217 words)

  
 Emmylou Harris
Emmylou and Daniel Lanois were guests for segment #10 of a new PBS series called "Sessions At West 54th".
Emmylou is interviewed in the July 1998 issue of Mix Magazine.
Emmylou on Line, commonly known as EOL, is a wonderful newsletter containing up to date schedules of concerts dates, releases, TV appearances and many other good things.
www.univie.ac.at /Anglistik/easyrider/data/emharrisbg.htm   (1268 words)

  
 Emmylou Harris, Stumble Into Grace,Heartaches and Highways - The Very Best of Emmylou Harris, Red Dirt Girl, Western ...
Emmylou and Mark are on the cover of Performing Songwriter.
Emmylou appears in one of three commerials, the other two featuring music by Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn.
Emmylou has recorded "Magdalene Laundries" for the upcoming Joni Mitchell tribute album, "The Pilgrim" for the upcoming Kris Kristofferson 70th birthday tribute, "The River's Gonna Run" with Sam Bush and she also recorded a song with Vince Gill.
emmylou.net   (2685 words)

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